Pietro Asinari

Full Professor

Department of Energy (DENERG)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center CWC - CleanWaterCenter@PoliTo

Profile

Research interests

COARSE-GRAINED MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATION
computational fluid dynamics (cfd)
lattice boltzmann method
molecular dynamics simulation
MULTI-SCALE MODELLING

Biography

Pietro Asinari is the Scientific Director of the Italian National Institute for Metrology Research (INRiM), Full Professor in the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino and member of the Board of the PhD in Energetics.

He graduated with honors (summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and received his PhD in Energetics in 2005, in collaboration with Virginia Tech (USA), winning the ENI-Italgas Award for Energy and the Environment for his PhD dissertation. He has been invited speaker and/or plenary lecturer (34 times), invited lecturer for advanced courses worldwide (13) and invited visitor for research stays abroad (6). He was formerly a member of the Operational Management Board of the European Council for Material Modeling (EMMC) from 2014 to 2019 and Project Technical Advisor (PTA) of the European Commission (EC), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies from 2014 to 2016. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Heliyon Energy (Cell Press) since 2016. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Union of Thermo-fluid dynamics (UIT) since 2016. From 2016 to 2020, he was a member of the Executive Board of “Alta Scuola Politecnica - ASP” (http://www.asp-poli.it/), a multidisciplinary and unique international honour program, created by Politecnico di Milano e Politecnico di Torino.

His research lies in the field of energy and environmental sustainability, in particular regarding use of renewable sources for the production of drinking water, heat and mass transfer in energy devices, and numerical modelling of materials. In particular, materials modelling provides an essential contribution in the analysis of experiments, procedures and measurement standards, which are essential for the digital transformation of metrological services. From 2008 to 2019, he was very active in securing research funds for his team, mainly from the H2020 Programme, acting as Principal Investigator (5 projects), Co-PI (1 project with MIT), Unit Leader (7 projects) and Group Leader (5 projects). He has on-going collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and Imperial College (UK). He has published 110+ articles in international journals, including Energy & Environmental Science, Science Advances and Nature Sustainability.

Curriculum

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Research topics

  • Energy and environmental sustainability
  • Solar-driven desalination systems
  • Materials modelling and digital transformation

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_4 - Computational engineering
PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE4_13 - Theoretical and computational chemistry

SDG

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Awards and Honors

  • Premio "Optime" Unione Industriale di Torino conferred by Unione Industriale di Torino, Italy (2001)
  • ENI ITALGAS PRIZE conferred by ENI - ITALGAS, Italy (2006)
  • Premio UIT per la miglior tesi di dottorato conferred by Unione Italiana Termofluidodinamica, Italy (2007)

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • THERMO (2020-), Editorial board member
  • COMPUTATION (2012-), Editorial board member

Management or scientific roles in Research Institutes

  • Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (2020-2025)

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Researcher, presso Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - JSPS (5/9/2009-26/9/2009)

Other titles

  • Coordinator of the Master Program “Development of innovative design / construction guidelines, technologies and processes for advanced components and thermal systems with enhanced performance for vehicle applications”, organized for DENSO Thermal Systems. (2017-2019)
  • Deputy Coordinator of the Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering. (2016-2020)
  • Member of the Executive Board of “Alta Scuola Politecnica - ASP” (http://www.asp-poli.it/), a multidisciplinary and unique international honour program, created by Politecnico di Milano e Politecnico di Torino. (2016-2020)

Research networks

Roles as evaluator or expert

  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies. 2014
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies. 2016
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies. 2015
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Teaching

PhD Boards

  • ENERGETICA, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2009/2010 (26. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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His research lies in the field of energy and environmental sustainability, in particular regarding the use of renewable sources for the production of drinking water, the heat and mass transfer in energy devices, and the modeling of materials. He was team leader for numerous European (8 in H2020) and national projects. He has on-going collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and Imperial College (UK). He has published more than 110 articles in international journals, including Energy & Environmental Science, Science Advances and Nature Sustainability (Google Scholar statistics: citations 3357; h-index 34).


He is an international member of the Advisory Committee of the American OpenKIM project ( https://openkim.org ) for interatomic models since 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Union of Thermo-fluid dynamics (UIT) since 2016. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Heliyon Energy (Cell Press) since 2016. He was formerly a member of the Operational Management Board of the European Council for Material Modeling (EMMC) from 2014 to 2019.

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